Coherence in Action

Education leaders are building coherence into their systems now

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MARVA KAY JONES
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As an agency, we want to do better, we want to get better internally so that we can serve better externally.”

MARVA KAY JONES
Assistant Chief of Organizational Effectiveness, Ohio Department of Education

Coherence is being built into systems across the country

From principals to state superintendents, coherence is a growing movement to align priorities and ground systems in equitable ways of thinking and working. Education leaders and the Coherence Lab share their experiences and thoughts on coherence, fragmentation and our evolving education systems.

“We now all have shared language…That makes it easy when we’re trying to communicate in these fast-paced developments around the pandemic”

NOE ORTEGA
Former Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Video created in 2021 for the Coherence Lab Fellowship and features fellows from the PA Department of Education.

“In a time of less resources, in a time where we need to make sure our students are getting a really supportive school climate and support, we do need to keep working on coherence.”

KATY ANTHES
Commissioner, Colorado Department of Education
Video created in 2021 for the Coherence Lab Fellowship and features fellows from the CO Department of Education.

“I’m hoping we’ll just achieve this magical thing that will just improve education not only for our district and our state but across the nation.”

LEIGH TODD
Teacher, Myrtle Tate Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Video created in 2017 for the Coherence Lab Fellowship and features teacher, Leigh Todd.
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MARVA KAY JONES
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We know right now that we are fragmented. The fragmentation that naturally occurs causes miscommunication, frustration and we aren’t able to reach our goals efficiently and effectively. But what is the prize (of being coherent)? The prize is that we can increase the quality of instruction at the ground level, and that will increase the fulfillment of teachers and the opportunity of our students which will make our communities feel better about themselves and the school. There’s a whole lot at stake with coherence.

JOE GENT
Former Principal of Floyd Elementary School, Nevada

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